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August 5, 2020

Victoria training paused as state association seeks clarity on COVID-19 lockdown guidelines

Melbourne , Aug 6 (ANI): Men's and women's team of Victoria have stopped training at their Junction Oval training base in Melbourne on Thursday.The state association sought clarity on whether they could continue pre-season programs amid the state government's ramp-up of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the state, including an 8 pm to 5 am curfew.Until this week, the squads had been permitted to train under an exemption granted to professional sporting bodies, and the late arrival of updated regulations for the Melbourne…

Not being able to win Ashes in 2019 was disappointing: Steve Smith

Melbourne , Aug 6 (ANI): Australian batsman Steve Smith has said that not being able to win the Ashes in 2019 was pretty disappointing.The 2019 Ashes had ended as a 2-2 draw after Australia lost the fifth and final Test at the Oval.However, the Tim-Paine led side had managed to retain the urn, as they had won the previous Ashes which was played in Australia."Unfortunately, we couldn't win them which is something I'd still like to do. It just doesn't feel the same, you get to the end of the series and we're there holding up…

Decision on Mzansi Super League 2020 expected by mid-August

Johannesburg , Aug 6 (ANI): Cricket South Africa (CSA) will take a call by mid-August on the prospect of the third edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) 2020.The tournament is scheduled to be played in the usual November-December window but it might get postponed to accommodate some international cricket at home in the upcoming season."There is still a lot of uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic and we need to be careful before we announce that something will happen and then we may have to postpone it," ESPNcricinfo…

Rajasthan to introduce new tourism policy soon amid COVID-19 crisis

Jaipur (Rajasthan) Aug 6 (ANI): Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday announced that the Rajasthan government will soon introduce a new tourism policy to help ensure the sector tides over the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Reviewing the work of the Tourism Department, Gehlot said, "Rajasthan is a prominent tourism centre and livelihood of thousands of people depends on this sector.""State has a large number of religious sites which are ancient and are important from the archaeological point of view," he added. He directed the…

Intense rainfall with strong winds likely in Mumbai today: IMD

New Delhi , Aug 6 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted intense rainfall over Mumbai during the next 3 hours."Intense rainfall along with strong surface winds of 40-50 kmph at isolated places are likely over Mumbai during the next 3 hours," the IMD said. Various parts of Mumbai are suffering from waterlogging due to incessant rainfall.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured all possible support to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding the situation prevailing in…
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